Initial casting has been announced for the new London production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, which takes place at London’s County Hall. The site-specific production puts the audience in the centre of this courtroom drama, which is directed by Lucy Bailey. Witness for the Prosecution is about Leonard Vole, who is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth.
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A brand new, site-specific production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution will be staged in a a unique court room setting inside County Hall, adjacent to the London Eye on London's South Bank. Developed with the support and involvement of the Christie family, the new production is directed by Lucy Bailey and will place the audience in the centre of the action within the court room.
According to her autobiography, Witness for the Prosecution was one of Agatha Christie’s favourites of all her works, stating: ‘One night at the theatre stands out in my memory especially; the first night of Witness for the Prosecution. I can safely say that that was the only first night I have enjoyed… It was one of my plays that I like best myself.’
Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony? Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?
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Set in a courtroom, the piece will be directed by Lucy Bailey and has designs by William Dudley, lighting by Chris Davey and sound by Mic Pool. It marks the first major production of a Christie play to open in London since the 1960s. Witness for the Prosecution sees Leonard Vole accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth.